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Hard Times (Paperback)

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'Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else'



Dickens's novel honouring the value of the human heart in an age of materialism centres on Coketown, where Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school owner and model of Utilitarian success, feeds his pupils and his family with facts, banning fancy and wonder from young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa becomes trapped in a loveless marriage, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in crime. As their fortunes cross with those of a free-spirited circus girl and a victimized weaver, Gradgrind is forced to question everything he believes in.



Edited with an Introduction and notes by KATE FLINT

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 27/02/2003 ISBN-13: 9780141439679  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist before establishing his reputation as a novelist with PICKWICK PAPERS (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. Kate Flint is Professor of English at Rutgers University. Her published work includes The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (2000).

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